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|Argentine Tango - Tango Milonguero / Marie Claude Martin|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
The return to popularity of the Argentine Tango also represents a return to the roots of the dance, since it began in Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Several different types of music had an influence on it,... more »
Go to the profesionals leave this alone
Efficiency Systems | Wisconsin | 07/22/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I realize I've only been do Argentine Tango for 7 years but have worked with many of the major instructors. This video is odd in so many ways. her Spanish is terrible, even for a Brit. The timing of the steps NEVER follows the beat, the woman does not maintain her own balance, the man has no core or chest lead. If you want the apilado style shown here find Carlos Gavito DVDs, if you want traditional get Fabian Salas, Osvaldo Zotto, "Mingo" Pugliese or his wife Esther with their son Pablo (and learn the proper standard sequence of a molinette turn as Mingo defined it). Pablo Veron, Favbian Salas. and Gustavo Naviera are all on tour this year. Find anyone who has had more than two lessons from these maestros and you will far better off than wasting your cash on this DVD."
This DVD gets the steps right
Jayson David | Cranston, Rhode Island USA | 09/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Regardless if you're an experienced Argentine tango dancer or just looking to get started on this most exciting dance, then this DVD is for you. I've tried some tapes in the past which mostly concentrate on the "leaders" part but hardly anything is included for the partner. Not so with Marie Claude Martin's presentation. Both positions and foot work are clearly defined from multiple camera angles, giving the viewer an almost "classroom" experience. If you come across a step which bears a repeat or two, just set your player's A-B to the section you wish and practice till it flows normally.
If you are in need of some excellent music, check out the latest CD from the Gotan Project. They are to Argentine tango what Luis Miguel is to the Bolero. Enjoy :)"
Argentine Tango: The Tango Milonguero
Harry V. Cortez | Petaluma, CA | 02/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This instructional dance dvd is an excellent resource for learning the basics of Argentine style Tango. The lady: a Brit by the name of Marie Claude Martin knows her stuff. She shows you how to perform the five basic dance sequences in a very clearly understandable video from different angles and delineating separately the male and female's movements as well as a couple. As a ballroom dance student I say, if you can't attend an actual dance studio class to learn this sensual form that is Argentine Tango- then get this DVD!"
Recardo | 11/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent for beginners. Clear voice description and different camera views make each step very easy to follow."